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Strings, skin and waves hold together
this global tribe produced by a group
of Melbourne based artists from
Australia, Colombia, Argentina, Chile
and Venezuela. Vibrating charangos,
electronic sounds with afro-latin beats
and powerful vocal harmonies align with
the Australian land, creating a portal
which connects the southern hemisphere
and gives birth to an unknown genre
called “Cumbia Oceanica”.
Led by Oscar Jimenez (AKA Watussi’s
frontman) and Katherine Gailer (Rapper
& Visual artist), a talented couple who,
inspired by their journey, began to share
the stage to sing their migrant stories
Newest Release: Amaru Tribe (2017)
Anderson East (Exclusive)
East has served as support for
artists including Sturgill
Simpson and Jason Isbell
and sold out his own
He’s also appeared on
Daryl Hall’s Live from
Daryl’s House and Late
Night with Seth Meyers.
Additionally, East has
lent his talents to several
notable projects. He’s been
featured on Dave Cobb’s
Southern Family compilation,
contributed songs to both Brandi Carlile’s
Cover Stories LP and the Fifty Shades
East’s forthcoming album (made with
producer Dave Cobb at Nashville’s RCA
Studio A) has a single on the way and East
is hitting the road this summer with Chris
Newest Release: Encore (2018)
Melody Angel is from the south side of
Chicago. Rock N Roll took over her life at
age 7. Melody blames the following artists
for her obsession: Prince, Jimi Hendrix,
and Chuck Berry. With a microphone at
her lips and a Fender Strat in her hand
Melody Angel has played all over the
world. Currently touring to promote her
2nd full length album, Angels & Melodies,
featuring her single, Wild Child.
Newest Release: A Woman’s Blues (2018)
“A Backsliders show is like no other..” Far
from the Mississippi delta, they took us to
the water’s edge, ‘til we felt the riverbed
beneath our feet” Rhythms Magazine 2015
I-Tunes Australian Blues and Roots album
of the year winners, Backsliders have
been playing, touring the festival circuit
and recording for over 30 years.
Dom Turner, is the founding member
of the group. In 2004, Dom was voted
Songwriter of the Year’ at the Australian
Blues Awards in Goulburn, NSW.
Drum and percussion virtuoso and
songwriter Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil), is an
acclaimed name synonymous with the
best of Australian music, and has been
with Backsliders for 16 years.
Joining Dom and Rob are some of
Australia’s most innovative and dynamic
harmonica players; the legendary
Brod Smith (Dingoes, Brod Smith’s Big
Combo), ARIA award winning harmonica
genius Ian Collard (Collard, Greens &
Gravy) as well as young prodigy, Joe
The latest release (August 2016) ‘Heathen
Songbook’, is a varied and eclectic mix
of 21st Century original blues as well as a
number of versions of songs by artists as
diverse as Robert Johnson, Dock Boggs
and John Fogerty.
Backsliders album, ‘Hanoi’, was voted
‘Rhythms’ Magazine Readers Poll Blues
Album of the Year for 2002.
Backsliders have also appeared on a
number of compilation albums, including
the Byron Bay International Blues and
Roots Festival and Live at the Basement
Backsliders have made numerous
television appearances in Australia and
are regulars at major Australian festivals.
Newest Release: Heathen Songbook
Caiti Baker is a singer, songwriter and
front woman inspired by the greats like
Aretha Franklin, Big Mamma Thornton
and Little Walter.
In 2017, not only did Caiti win The NT
Song of The Year, she won Best Live
Performer in the NT in the National Live
Music Awards and was the AU Awards’
R&B Soul Artist of 2017. Caiti has also
featured on A.B. Original’s ARIA award
winning debut album Reclaim Australia.
In 2018, ‘I Won’t Sleep’ won best Blues &
Roots song in the NT Song of TheYear.
Newest Release: ZINC (2017)
The Black Sorrows have earned the
reputation as a dynamic live act. At
the helm, Joe Camilleri ensures that no
two performances are ever the same.
Camilleri’s mantra is simple “we come
to play and leave the audience feeling
The latest incarnation of The Black
Sorrows is - Claude Carranza (guitar/
vocals), Mark Gray (bass/vocals), John
McAll (keyboards/vocals) and Angus
In 2014 Joe Camilleri celebrated 50 years
in the music business. The release of the
highly acclaimed album Certified Blue
added to the 50th celebrations by giving
him his first mainstream chart appearance
in almost a decade. Certified Blue peaked
at #2 in the ARIA Jazz and Blues Chart and
remained in the chart for over 40 weeks.
2015 saw the band tour Scandinavia for
the first time in twenty years in support
of the release of ARIA nominated album
Endless Sleep. Europe is now permanently
on the touring agenda.
The independently released album Dear
Children, represented a turning point once
CBS/Sony stepped in with a world-wide
deal. When radio picked up the classic
track, Mystified, The Black Sorrows really
took flight releasing multi-platinum
sellers Hold on To Me, Harley & Rose and
The Chosen Ones. The Black Sorrows have
won the ARIA for Best Band, played sell-
out shows across Europe and sold more
than two million albums worldwide.
Falcons, Joe was inducted into the ARIA
Hall of Fame in 2007.
Newest Release: Citizen John (2019)
The California Honeydrops have a
reputation as being among the most
exciting and dynamic live bands on the
planet. The Honeydrops have spent a
decade playing everywhere from subway
stations in their native Oakland, California
to sold-out shows in theatres and at
festivals all across the globe. 2016 and
2017 saw them honoured to support
Bonnie Raitt on her extensive North
American tour, following past support
slots with such icons as B.B. King, Allen
Toussaint, Buddy Guy and Dr. John. More
like parties than traditional concerts,
their shows feature extensive off-stage
jamming and crowd interaction.
Newest Release: Call It Home:
Vol. 1 & 2 (2018)
Kasey Chambers is a celebrated musician
with countless achievements and
countless more to come.
Born in Mt Gambier in South Australia,
Kasey grew up in a home environment
where listening to and performing country
and roots music was a way of life.
She spent her childhood absorbing the
music of Hank Williams, Emmylou Harris,
Johnny Cash and other country greats
loved by her parents.
The Captain was Chambers’ debut solo
album and resulted in her first ARIA
Awards, for best country album and best
female artist. Kasey will be celebrating
the 20th anniversary of that ground-
breaking album at Bluesfest.
Barricades & Brickwalls (2001), Kasey’s
second album, won best album at the
2002 ARIAs and landed her at the top of
the pop charts in Australia with the
classic single Not Pretty Enough.
Kasey was the first Aussie country
artist to have a single and album
at No.1 simultaneously.
Her third album, Wayward Angel,
went straight to No.1 in Australia.
The album also won best country
album at the ARIAs in 2004 and earned
Kasey her second-best female artist ARIA.
Kasey’s fourth album, Carnival, debuted
at No.1 in August 2006. The album
featured the top 10 single Nothing at All.
Rattlin’ Bones was another No.1 debut on
the album charts and won best country
album at the ARIAs in 2008. In 2009, the
album Kasey Chambers, Poppa Bill and
the Little Hillbillies won best independent
country album at the AIR Awards in 2010.
Chambers’ fifth solo album, Little Bird,
included the single ‘Beautiful Mess‘, which
won the Grand Prize at the International
Song writing Competition.
The 2012 album Wreck & Ruin, debuted at
No.6 on the ARIA chart and won the best
duo or group Golden Guitar at the annual
Country Music Awards of Australia in
Tamworth in 2013.
Her newest release shows that Chambers
has even more to say.
Newest Release: Campfire (2018)
Richard Clapton is one of Australia’s
foremost singer/songwriters and
paved the way for three generations of
songwriters to write about the experience
of being Australian.
1975 saw Clapton reach #1 on the national
charts with ‘Girls on the Avenue.’
Like Americans Jackson Browne and
Bruce Springsteen, Richard Clapton
developed a sound based on melodic rock
while his lyrics were poetic musings >>
on his state of mind or the state of the
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